Real Madrid continue their supremacy in European club football with another victory in the UEFA Super Cup.
Madrid defeated Europa League winner Manchester United 2-1 to claim the Super Cup.
Real Madrid dominated early proceedings from the start of the match, with Brazilian Casemiro hitting the post with a header and Gareth Bale also coming close. The pressure will pay off in the 24th minute as Casemiro converted home a long cross from right back Dani Carvajal to give Madrid the lead.
Spanish midfielder and man of the match Isco Alarcon scored a delightful second in the 52nd minute, playing a one-two touch with striker Benzema before slotting home to make it 2-0 for the Spanish giants.
United will not give up and pull a goal back through £75m signing Romelu Lukaku in the 62nd minute. Madrid will eventually hold on to victory despite United’s efforts to come back.
The win makes Real Madrid the first team since AC Milan (1989 & 1990) to win the UEFA Super Cup back to back, and it’s their fourth Super Cup trophy in history, a record only bettered by AC Milan and Barcelona, both having five each.
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